French toast with banana, maple syrup and crispy bacon

all details

The bacon sarnie - who doesn't love it? A few crispy rashers between white sourdough bread with a splash of HP or tomato sauce is a great anytime snack, but bacon also has an affinity with sweet dishes. I had an idea for a crispy bacon and Nutella French toast that I know the kids would love, but on second thought I changed my mind and used banana instead to try to make it sound a little healthier. I don't think I'm fooling anyone.

Bacon makes better: French toast with maple bananas and crispy bacon.
Bacon makes better: French toast with maple bananas and crispy bacon. Photo: Marcel Aucar

Ingredients

3 eggs, beaten

100ml milk

2 tbsp castor sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

8 slices streaky bacon

4 thick brioche slices

4 tbsp butter

4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced diagonally

maple syrup to drizzle

icing sugar to dust 

 

Method

Beat the eggs, milk, castor sugar and cinnamon together until well mixed.

Place the bacon on a tray, bake or grill until crisp then keep warm until needed.

Heat a large frypan, place brioche slices in egg mixture and let soak for a minute. When the pan is hot, melt half the butter and add the brioche slices after lifting them out of the egg mix and draining some of the excess. Cook on a medium heat until golden on both sides.

Remove the brioche from the pan, add remaining butter and when the pan is hot, sauté the banana for a few minutes until caramelised.

To serve, place a brioche slice on a plate, top with bacon and banana, drizzle maple syrup over and dust with icing sugar.

Tip: Cooking bacon in the oven or under the grill gives a crisper result and is a lot cleaner, with no splatter from a frypan.

Rate this recipe

Rate this recipe:

Use [left] and [right] keys to rate, [enter] to submit, [esc] to cancel.

Rate this recipe with 0.5 a star Rate this recipe with 1 star Rate this recipe with 1.5 stars Rate this recipe with 2 stars Rate this recipe with 2.5 stars Rate this recipe with 3 stars Rate this recipe with 3.5 stars Rate this recipe with 4 stars Rate this recipe with 4.5 stars Rate this recipe with 5 stars

Write a review

Thanks for voting!

Write a review

  • Main Ingredients - Bread, Banana, Eggs
  • Course - Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
  • Occasion - Father's Day, Mother's Day

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Most popular recipes

Promotions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions

Cook discussions